Patrick Kinsella, perhaps the most powerful provincial Liberal backroom boy in the province, and Mark Jiles, Premier Gordon Campbell's constituency campaign manager, may soon be doing business together. In an interview with Public Eye, Mr. Jiles, a former account director with public and government relations giant Hill and Knowlton Canada Inc., confirmed he and Mr. Kinsella have had a number of coffee conversations about how best they can pursue 2010 Winter Olympic business prospects. Mr. Giles, who now provides sports marketing services under the name Bluestone Ltd., said the two of them are "looking at advising companies on everything from sponsorship opportunities to procurement opportunities." Mr. Kinsella runs The Progressive Group, a communications firm.
August 17, 2005